Managing editor(s): Hervé Guay, Roxanne Roy, Marc André Bernier, Catherine Broué

Journal preceded by Urgences



Published in French by the Department of letters of Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) and the Department of French studies of Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Tangence is a journal that draws upon a rich intellectual tradition spanning more than two decades. Initially entitled Urgences (between 1981 and 1991) and renamed Tangence in 1992 (issue no. 35), on more than 40 occasions since 1987 the journal has published related articles based on research conducted across a vast spectrum.

As its name suggests, Tangence is concerned with the relationships between literature and the other arts, philosophy and the sciences, with a view to drawing together knowledge along common lines of reflection. Not affiliated with any one school, the journal seeks to serve as a point of convergence between too-often-dissociated fields of investigation by examining a wide variety of themes and issues.

Guidelines for Authors (as the journal is only published in French, the guidelines is in this language)


  • Bibliographie der Französischen Literatur d'Otto Klapp
  • Modern Language Association
  • Catalogue des articles et monographies du fonds INIST


Mailing Address


300, allée des Ursulines

Rimouski (Québec)

Journal's Site


Contact the journal

  • Email: tangence01@uqar.ca
  • Phone: (418) 723-1986 ext. 1573

Back issues (82 issues)

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Print Subscription

  • Email: tangence@uqar.qc.ca
  • Phone: (418) 723-1986 ext. 1573

Editorial policy and ethics

Instruction for those in charge of the issue (The review does not publish individual articles unrelated to an issue.)

Submission of drafts

Proposals must include a presentation of the chosen theme and a list of the collaborators (approximately 7), indicating their topics of discussion and their professional status and institutional affiliation. Proposals must be forwarded electronically (tangence@uqar.ca).

Dossier submission

After the project is accepted by the journal’s editorial staff, the complete dossier must be forwarded electronically along with:

  • a table of contents indicating the titles of the articles and their order of appearance,
  • an introduction detailing the theme of the dossier and presenting the contributions therein (55,000 characters maximum, including spaces),
  • the articles (for each: 55,000 characters maximum, including spaces), 
  • a summary of the dossier (200-250 words), 
  • a summary of each article (150-200 words), 
  • a bio-bibliographical note for each author indicating his/her professional status and main publications  (100-150 words), 
  • a list of all contributors’ emails.

Articles submitted to Tangence that do not comply with editorial guidelines will be returned.

Peer Review Process

All the dossiers submitted to the journal are assessed anonymously by two peers, selected by the editor. We published or not the dossier and its articles in accordance with these assessments, but the final decision will be made by the editor in contentious cases.


Articles are first revised by our managing editor in Trois-Rivières, who ensures compliance with protocol guidelines. She also checks for linguistic problems and verifies the accuracy of references, while noting the evaluators’ recommendations where appropriate so authors can take them into account.  Articles are read a second time by one of the journal’s directors. 

The texts are then sent to the authors for the necessary corrections. When they are returned, the texts are reread by a journal editor, who ensures that all the requested modifications have been made. Page layout is done, the PDFs are produced and the texts are forwarded again to the authors for a final review. An editor rereads all of the proofs one last time before a definitive PDF is printed and formatted.

Copyright management

The authors cede their rights to the review. We systematically grant permission to reproduce an article on condition the author states that the original version was published in Tangence. The royalties produced by the additional reproduction of an article are divided 50/50 between the journal and the author of the article. The author may archive a version of his/her article in an institutional repository.


Tangence does not allow any type of plagiarism, whether it is a complete article or part of a work.

Plagiarism, as we define it, consists of copying all or parts of the content of an article or a work of another author without giving that author the credit for their work by means of an explicit reference.

Any type of plagiarism in a text will result in the denial of its publishing or, if already published, the withdrawal of the journal and the author will not be allowed to submit any future article to the journal.

In addition, if an assessor notices that a reference is missing in a text, the author will need to make the change before the publishing, in order to make sure their article will be included in the journal.

The Tangence team uses software, such as Compilatio, to find traces of plagiarism in the texts submitted to the journal.


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Editorial board

Editorial Staff


Hervé Guay, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Roxanne Roy, Université du Québec à Rimouski

Associate Editors

Marc-André Bernier, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Katerine Gosselin, Université du Québec à Rimouski

Editorial Board

Honour Members

Marc-André Bernier, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Frédéric Deloffre, Université Sorbonne Paris-4 (deceased)

André Gervais, Université du Québec à Rimouski

Lucie Guillemette, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Mireille Huchon, Université Sorbonne Paris-4

Claude La Charité, Université du Québec à Rimouski

Laurent Mailhot, Université de Montréal

Gerald Prince, Université de Pennsylvanie

Regular Members

Lise Andries, Université de Paris Sorbonne-Paris 4, CNRS

Olivier Asselin, Université de Montréal

Michel Biron, Université McGill

Philip Knee, Université Laval

Jacinthe Martel, Université du Québec à Montréal

François Rastier, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense-Paris 10, CNRS

Jacques Wagner, Université Blaise-Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand)

Managing Editors

Marie Lise Laquerre, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Joanie Lemieux, Université du Québec à Rimouski